News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39)

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday weekend (26-29 August) across several venues in and around Colne, Lancashire.

This well established event features an International and British stage along with several other venues hosting a variety of blues music.

The Great British R&B Festival

Amongst the main acts appearing on the International stage are Nine Below Zero, Dave Edmunds, Bernie Marsden, Nikki Hill, Wilko Johnson, Willie & The Bandits (pictured) and Devon Allman whilst the British stage hosts acts such as Rebecca Downes, Connie Lush and Roadhouse.  Six other venues will showcase the best new and established blues talent.

Get Ready to ROCK! is giving away a pair of weekend passes to one lucky winner.  Head over to our competition page!

Festival website
Competition (closes 07.08.16)

Interview links
Red Butler
Devon Allman
Gary Boner (Roadhouse)



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)



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